The LuLac Edition #2340, January 26th, 2013
MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that Attorney General Kathleen Kane accepted a speaking engagement to talk about political corruption. Nothing unusual there but she is giving her talk at the Mellow Theatre on the campus of Lackawanna Junior College. And we all know who that place is named after.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that Talkback 16 on WNEP TV’s newscast is still in operation. If anything is a showcase for ignorance in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this is it! You have various and assorted individuals calling and opining on things like women in the military and local government. Talkback 16 proves you can have an opinion but not necessarily the facts. And it is still another reason why I scrutinize my comments on LuLac.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that women blink twice as much as men. And that’s when they are telling the truth.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that no one realized that Liz Randoll might be gearing up for a run for Mayor of Scranton. The former candidate for Lackawanna County Commissioner had a story in the Times Tribune. But if anyone was reading local blogs based in the Lac you’d see occasional Valentines to Ms. Randoll in their musings. (Corrected).
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………..that the Lollipop was named after one of the most famous race horses of the early 1900s. And the “Baby Ruth” candy bar was not named after Babe Ruth but rather after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………that the Valley of Square Trees is the only known place in the world where the trees have rectangular tree trunks.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………that Wilkes Barre City Council, for the first time in the history of the Leighton administration is actually breaking ranks with the Mayor. It was over the controversial LAG Towing contract and how the tow company as treated city residents as consumers.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that the latest Arbitron ratings show some serious slippage for Rock 107. 107 fell past WBHT FM. But WARM Radio actually showed.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….but not really that Diane Mellow, the ex wife of former Senator Bob Mellow gave Sue Henry an interview. This thing is huge. To my knowledge, no other outlet in this state, with all of its corruption snagged a family member to talk about the fallen politico. Sue will be on Holden’s TV show Sunday morning at 11:30AM on WBRE TV.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of football legend Paul Bear Bryant. Bryant, as much as Paterno was part of my sports soundtrack when growing up. Didn’t necessarily live and die with college football but knew what these men meant to their schools.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that this week in 1961, the number 1 song in America was one of my favorites “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” by the Shirelles, written of course by Carole King and Jerry Goffin. The number 5 song was “Angel Baby” by Rosie and the Originals. Those two songs bookended three instrumentals by very main stream artists. “The Theme from Exodus” by Ferrante and Teicher, (#4) “Calcutta” by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra (#3) and “Wonderland by Night” by the Bert Kaempert Orchestra. (#2).